View Full Version : Eliminating Window Glare
2007 August 6th, 16:43
I notice with a lot of films with indoor there isn't any glare or basically highly exposed to where its just white. Is there any way I can fix that without putting a sheet over it? I was thinking maybe if I lit up the inside of the room to a point where the exposure was the same or near two it it would reduce it a bit.
2007 August 6th, 16:52
Because they film it in a studio.
2007 August 6th, 17:00
1. Polirizing filter reduces glare from reflective surfices
2. using nd jelatins on windows to reduce the lightning ratio
3. If u're going to light indoor you must correct the color temperature
because tungsten light (regular bulbs, spots and so) are much redder than sunlight, so what you have to do is use correction filters on your indoor light source in this case those would be CTB gels. What they do is add more blue to your light, but they also reduce the output of light.
white balance with sunlight then add your corrected lights.
Sorry for my english.
2007 August 6th, 18:36
I would also add the following
Position your shots carefully.
Use lace curtains or other shading to reduce the light.
Ensure your subject is illuminated properly so that the contrast isn't as great. With any small camera (HV20 included) they dynamic range (ability to maintain a balanced image between bright and dark regions) isn't as great as a professional camera.
Also rather than using tungsten (ordinary) light bulbs, go to the hardware shop and purchase halogen light (work light) towers. They are cheap, you can often get two lights on a pole (less shadow), they are considerably brighter and the colour is closer to natural light. Then you don't need to mess around with gels.
The only other trick is to make sure you put makeup foundation on your actors otherwise any sweat (and they will sweat because the lights are HOT) will appear overexposed.
Use your Zebra function as well - that's what it is there for!
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